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Why Comcast Has Agreed to Pay the State of California Nearly $26 Million

Dec 17, 2015  •  Post A Comment

Cable giant Comcast Corp. is set to make a huge payment to the state of California to settle a case in which the company is accused of unlawfully disposing of electronics, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The company reportedly agreed to pay $25.95 million to resolve the case, which involves disposal of remote controls, modems, splitters and routers, among other things.

“California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris and Alameda County Dist. Atty. Nancy E. O’Malley on Tuesday announced the settlement with Comcast,” the Times reports. “The company, based in Philadelphia, had been ‘careless’ in disposing materials that are considered hazardous waste, Harris said in a statement.”

In the statement, Harris added: “This agreement holds Comcast accountable for breaking the law and puts strict measures in place to prevent them from putting Californians and our environment at risk in the future.”

Comcast employees in Northern California reportedly sent the electronic equipment to landfills.

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